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Friends of New London Hospital | September/October 2012
Friends
of
Supporting New London Hospital through active service and philanthropy
Cutting Edge Technology
for Quality Patient Care
Given the dramatic changes taking place in healthcare, a hospital’s
medical technology and information systems need to be analytical tools
that deliver real-time, actionable data to clinicians in support of
patient care.
In July, New London Hospital (NLH) was recognized as one of
25
Most
Wired-Small and Rural Hospitals by the 2012 Hospitals and Health
Networks (HHN) journal of the American Hospital Association.
An honor in itself, the recognition becomes even more significant because
NLH is the first Critical Access Hospital in New England to ever receive the award.
When I accepted the Most Wired Award on behalf of New
London Hospital, I was proud and humble—proud because
of the commitment made by so many leadership and staff to
this initiative, and humble because of the important role our
information system plays and will play in bringing value to the
delivery of patient care,” said David Foss, NLH Chief Information
Officer.
Dave has led the team for seven years in the implementation of
a medical technology system that ranges from electronic medical
records in the physician practices to sophisticated bedside
computers in the medical/surgical unit. It began in 2005 with
Margie Lim-Morison Joins NLH
as Senior Director of Physician Practices
Margie Lim-Morison, JD, RN recently joined NLH as Senior Director of Physician
Practices. Margie is responsible for the clinical operations of internal medicine,
family medicine, pediatrics, and specialty services provider practices in New London
and Newport. With over 30 hospital-employed providers, the practices have more
than 5,500 patient visits each month.
Margie comes to NLH from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she was
administrative supervisor of Patient Placement Services for 10 years and a risk
manager for two years. She has also been an assistant professor at Colby-Sawyer
College for Health Studies & Policy, Health Law, and Fundamentals of Nursing. A
magnum cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut in nursing, Margie
earned her Juris Doctor, Law, from the University of Colorado School of Law, and is
currently completing her MS in nursing leadership from Walden University.
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Margie Lim-Morison,
JD, RN
Inside This Issue
Mammography ProgramReceives Gift 3
Wellness Initiative Takes Hold
3
New London Hospital Days
5
In Memoriam
6
Philanthropy at Work
7
MRI Unit Earns ACR
8
Accreditation
(
L to R) Bruce King, NLH President & CEO; David Foss,
NLH Chief Information Officer; J. Walter Reid, V.P Strategy
&
Marketing, McKesson